Maj Gen Jim Muhwezi in 79-acre land grabbing scandal

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Maj Gen Jim Muhwezi

The commission of inquiry into land matters headed by Lady Justice Catherine Bamugemereire has faulted former National Guidance and ICT minister, Maj Gen Jim Muhwezi, for grabbing land in Mbarara district.

The Commission has established that Muhwezi is the chairman board of governors of Ngabo Academy.

This came after the arrest of Capt David Byabashaija Thursday for occupying the land belonging to National Agricultural Research Organisation [NARO].

Byabashaija grabbed the said land in 1998 and started a school called Ngabo Academy. The school educates children of fallen comrades of the 1986 bush war.

He rejected orders by the president and Deputy Chief of defence forces Lt Gen Charles Angina to vacate the land.

NTV quoted a letter Muhwezi wrote to the Uganda Land commission on behalf of Byabashaija seeking for the renewal of the five years lease.

The land commission, however, rejected the request and refused to renew the lease.

The grabbed land measures 79 acres.